Reds roll West Ham & are on the scent of silverware again

LFC smashed West Ham to book a League Cup Semifinal spot.
Liverpool v West Ham United - Carabao Cup Quarter Final
Liverpool v West Ham United - Carabao Cup Quarter Final / Michael Regan/GettyImages

It only took Liverpool a few days to move past the Manchester United letdown and get the good vibes back at the club. With their 5-1 demolition job of West Ham, the Reds booked their 19th League Cup semifinal appearance and showed they're fully ready for the Arsenal showdown.

What makes this start-to-finish masterclass even more impressive is it came with Jurgen Klopp making six changes from Sunday.

On top of that, some players that needed a good outing found it. The likes of Curtis Jones, Dominik Szoboszlai and Cody Gakpo were all very good.

Gakpo in particular might be the player of this competition for Liverpool thus far as he has scored in every tie they have played in to this point.

Szobo hitting a signature super strike was nice to see as he has been in a rough patch of form, especially on Sunday when he could barely string two passes together.

The League Cup will offer the first taste of silverware for this campaign and Liverpool are now one of four clubs to have their eyes on the prize. Winning begets winning and if this team can bring home this trophy it could be a springboard to a strong spring.

Of the four remaining teams; Chelsea, Fulham and Middlesbrough are the others, Liverpool is in the best form by far this season.

They should be seen as favorites and I expect Jurgen Klopp to go all in on this trophy as he did a few years ago when they won the domestic cup double. When you put yourself in a position to bring home a trophy in this game, you need to take every advantage.

Following the letdown that occurred last season around this club, the fact that they have so swiftly returned to prominence and are now on the doorstep of another trophy is just outstanding.

Some still look back at this era of Liverpool football and bemoan the amount of trophies that have or haven't been won.

As a result of steamrolling West Ham on Wednesday night, Liverpool have set themselves up to be able to add to what is already a burgeoning trophy case.